The Ravens have decided to add their first offensive threat in the draft. Chris Moore out of Cincinnati projects to be a vertical threat on the outside with prototypical size and speed. His hands and routes leave something to be desired, but Moore proved to be a playmaker receiver for the Bearcats over his collegiate career. While he has tape that is both good and bad, Moore will likely be a developmental receiver for the Ravens.
Receiving & Rushing
Has good size and long arms for his position. Long-strider with buildup speed used to get on top of cornerbacks who don't show him proper vertical respect. Saw 33 percent of his catches this season go for 25-plus yards and averaged almost 22 yards per catch over last two seasons. Frame to break tackles in open field. Not afraid to roam the middle of the field. Adequate ball tracking skills. Finds ball early, adjusts routes as needed and flashes some ability to make the tough, downfield catch.
Limited receiver. Benefited from high percentage of free-release snaps against Bearcats' opponents. Straight-liner with hip stiffness limiting sink into breaks and sudden change of direction. Shows some balance issues against press coverage. When crowded off snap, slow to adjust and get into routes. Upright into breaks and routes can be dull and unfocused. Juking defenders after catch isn't his forte. Allows throws into his frame and defaults to body catching. Had nine drops over last two seasons.
Stay tuned as the Ravens are just getting started!
The Ravens have the following selections in day three:
RD 4 (104th overall) - Tavon Young, CB, Temple
RD 4 (107th overall) - Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati
RD 4 (130th overall)
RD 4 (132nd overall)
RD 4 (134th overall)
RD 5 (146th overall)
RD 6 (182nd overall)
RD 6 (209th overall)